Beyonce dances leg work, Gbese, other Nigerian and African steps in new video

Beyonce’s new song ‘Already’, featuring Major Lazer and Ghana’s Shatta Wale is buzzing online following its recent release and a music video which contains amazing indigenous dance steps.

The talented songstress shared the clip via Instagram as she revealed that the shooting started in her backyard.

She also said that some scenes were shot in Shatta Wale’s hometown, Ghana.

The singer performed a number of Nigerian and African dances in the video, including the popular Leg work and Gbese dance moves.

In the music video, Beyoncé moves through number of locations, from one where she appears with body paint in a tree, to a warehouse where she’s flanked by dancers.

It also features scenes of dancers from around the world interwoven throughout the clip, highlighting the upcoming film’s inspiring celebration of being Black, from its elegant choreography and fashion to the global locations.

Watch the video below;

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Michelle Obama Honors Beyonce with Humanitarian Award at BET Awards – Variety

Michelle Obama honored Beyoncé with the Humanitarian Award at the 2020 BET Awards on Sunday. In her intro, Obama noted that Beyoncé’s talent is matched by her philanthropy.

“Ever since she was a little girl in Houston, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter has been lighting up stages and gracing the world with her talent, with her generosity of spirit, and with her love for her community,” Obama said. “You can see it in everything she does, from her music that gives voice to Black joy and Black pain, to her activism that demands justice for Black lives. And no matter how big the stages get, I know my girl isn’t satisfied unless she’s sharing all that shine she has with the next generation.”

The R&B icon was recognized for her tremendous charitable efforts, especially for her work with BeyGood, which aims to empower young women, and has sponsored several initiatives since 2019.

In addition, she has partnered with UNICEF to create “BeyGood 4 Burundi,” a clean water initiative in East Africa, and has launched the #IDIDMYPART initiative, along with her mother Tina Knowles, to encourage Houston residents to get tested for coronavirus.

Beyoncé spoke after tributes from Tyler Perry and her mother.

“I want to dedicate this award to all of my brothers out there, all of my sisters out there inspiring me, marching and fighting for change,” she said. “Your voices are being heard, and you’re proving to our ancestors that their struggles were not in vain. Now we have one more thing we need to do to to walk in our true power, and that is to vote. I’m encouraging you to continue to take action, continue to change and dismantle a racist and unequal system. We have to continue to do this together.”

Queen Bey was nominated for several BET Awards, including Album of the Year and Best Female R&B Artist/Pop Artist. She was also nominated alongside the youngest nominee of the night, her daughter Blue Ivy Carter, for the BET Her award for their “Brown Skin Girl,” which also features WizKid and Saint JHN.

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Beyonce’s Commencement Speech for YouTube’s ‘Dear Class of 2020’

The singer gave a commencement speech Sunday for YouTube’s virtual “Dear Class of 2020” ceremony, and it was chock full of good advice for young people heading out into the world after finishing college — or for folks who are heading into college right out of high school.

Bey said black lives matter, queer lives matter … and anyone else who falls into an “other” category also matters. She then went on to explain how grads could amplify their own lives and voices in the workforce — by investing in themselves and believing in their dreams.

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Super Bowl 2020: Beyonce and Jay-Z refuse to stand while Demi Lovato sings the national anthem | The Independent

Music superstars Beyoncé and Jay-Z remained seated throughout Demi Lovato’s rendition of the US national anthem when it was performed last night at Super Bowl LIV.

Video footage of the couple’s apparent protest was captured by Super Bowl attendees and shared on Twitter, where it attracted the attention of American news outlets.

They are yet to comment on their decision.

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Non-violent political protest has been a major talking point in American Football in recent years.

Much of the debate focused on former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who famously “took a knee” during the anthem to protest racial inequality and oppression.



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The stars of the Super Bowl halftime show glistened in gold and silver as they closed their performance, Shakira wearing an outfit complete with a cropped jacket, crop top, tassles and trainers, and Jennifer Lopez in a stunning bodysuit, with silver embellishments going down her leg.

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Shakira was a vision in red as she opened the show with her 2009 song ‘She Wolf’, surrounded by a horde of dancers similarly clad in scarlet ensembles.

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The singer transitioned into a crop top and skirt combo as she performed a solo belly dancing routine, before being joined by her dancers to sing her hit 2001 track ‘Whenever, Wherever’.

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Lopez began her portion of the show standing on a pole, in reference to her opening scene in Lorene Scafaria’s Hustlers. The singer wore a billowing, pink skirt with a leather, cut-out, studded bodysuit and matching thigh-high boots underneath.

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Just before she began singing her 2002 song ‘Jenny from the Block’, Lopez ripped her pink skirt away to reveal her entire leather ensemble in full, which she accessorised with a pair of silver, fingerless gloves.

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Before performing a mesmerising pole-dancing routine, Lopez removed her black outfit to reveal a silver, mirrored bodysuit underneath. She was surrounded by an array of dancers wearing white and silver ensembles.

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Lopez’s daughter, 11-year-old Emme Maribel Muñiz, made a surprise appearance during the evening’s proceedings, joining her mother to sing her 1999 song ‘Let’s Get Loud’. Lopez draped a feathered American flag around her as she joined her daughter on the stage while Muñiz and the other child performers wore white.

1/7

The stars of the Super Bowl halftime show glistened in gold and silver as they closed their performance, Shakira wearing an outfit complete with a cropped jacket, crop top, tassles and trainers, and Jennifer Lopez in a stunning bodysuit, with silver embellishments going down her leg.

2/7

Shakira was a vision in red as she opened the show with her 2009 song ‘She Wolf’, surrounded by a horde of dancers similarly clad in scarlet ensembles.

3/7

The singer transitioned into a crop top and skirt combo as she performed a solo belly dancing routine, before being joined by her dancers to sing her hit 2001 track ‘Whenever, Wherever’.

4/7

Lopez began her portion of the show standing on a pole, in reference to her opening scene in Lorene Scafaria’s Hustlers. The singer wore a billowing, pink skirt with a leather, cut-out, studded bodysuit and matching thigh-high boots underneath.

5/7

Just before she began singing her 2002 song ‘Jenny from the Block’, Lopez ripped her pink skirt away to reveal her entire leather ensemble in full, which she accessorised with a pair of silver, fingerless gloves.

6/7

Before performing a mesmerising pole-dancing routine, Lopez removed her black outfit to reveal a silver, mirrored bodysuit underneath. She was surrounded by an array of dancers wearing white and silver ensembles.

7/7

Lopez’s daughter, 11-year-old Emme Maribel Muñiz, made a surprise appearance during the evening’s proceedings, joining her mother to sing her 1999 song ‘Let’s Get Loud’. Lopez draped a feathered American flag around her as she joined her daughter on the stage while Muñiz and the other child performers wore white.

Kaepernick’s actions kick-started a wave of protests by predominantly African-American football players, but he was controversially dropped from the team and not drafted again, despite being well-regarded as a player. Jay-Z and Beyoncé have both expressed support for Kaepernick in the past.

The Super Bowl saw the Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-20, with Jennifer Lopez and Shakira performing at halftime

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Fans point out Beyonce’s reaction to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle asking for voiceover work | Daily Mail Online

People took to Twitter to point out superstar Beyonce‘s seemingly awkward response to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry during a conversation with the top Disney executive at a movie premier

The formerly royal couple attended The Lion King premier on July 9 and took time out to speak with some of Hollywood’s most influential figures. 

This comes just months before Meghan was hired by the company to work on a Disney project in exchange for a donation to Elephant Without Borders, a wildlife conservation and nature research charity. 

Footage shows Harry praising his wive’s voiceover skills to the film’s director Jon Favreau, Beyonce and rapper Jay-Z.

Prince Harry (left) touted Meghan Markle’s (far left) voiceover to The Lion King director Jon Favreau (right) during the movie’s premier in July

He tells Favreau: ‘If anyone needs any extra voiceover work…’ before Meghan interrupts and jokes: ‘That’s really why we’re here – it’s the pitch!’

Harry then says ‘… just not Scar’ – a reference to antagonistic Lion King character who tries to steal the kingdom from Simba. 

Footage showed Beyonce (center) chucking at Harry’s joke before uncomfortably looking away

During the exchange, Beyonce is seen chucking at Harry’s joke before uncomfortably looking away. 

Social media users shared their thoughts captured meeting, suggesting that Beyonce was cringing at the moment. 

One woman said: ‘Look at Beyonce! She KNOWS what’s happening and she and Mr. Carter have to pretend to be nice until the Harkles get through the line.’

Social media users were quick to point out the Beyonce appeared uncomfortable during the exchange, with this person saying: ‘Look at Beyonce! She KNOWS what’s happening and she and Mr. Carter have to pretend to be nice until the Harkles get through the line’ 

Kaden Bentley: ‘This is painful to watch. Everyone seems so uncomfortable, especially while Meghan is speaking with Beyoncé’

One user said Beyonce, Jay Z and Disney CEO Bob Iger were ‘not having it’ with Meghan Marklee 

‘But basically, Harry is asking Bob for a job for Meghan. Meghan’s pretending it’s not happening. Despite having planned that,’ she added.

‘This is painful to watch. Everyone seems so uncomfortable, especially while Meghan is speaking with Beyoncé,’ one person wrote.

‘This is so funny. Beyonce & JayZ not into Meghan!!’ one user said

‘Not having it!! Disney Exec not having it! Poor royals Meghan & Harry.’

‘Beyonce scratched her nose and looked as if she was embarrassed for them and then JayZ laughed at Harry’s Scar joke,’ another said. 

One user said: ‘Beyonce scratched her nose and looked as if she was embarrassed for them and then JayZ laughed at Harry’s Scar joke’ 

At the same event, Harry also touted Meghan’s acting chops to Disney CEO Bob Iger, 68, in a move the seemed to surprise his wife, former TV host Willow Bay.

During conversation, Harry asks: ‘You do know she does voiceovers?’

Iger can be heard replying: ‘Ah, I did not know that.’ Harry then responds: ‘You seem surprised. She’s really interested.’ The Disney chief then says: ‘We’d love to try. That’s a great idea.’

While Bay’s comments are unclear, it appears she asks Iger what the two husband’s were chatting about. 

Iger gestures towards Harry and appears to explain the conversation, causing Bay to pull a face of exaggerated shock. 

Iger, 68, gestures towards the Prince and appears to fill his wife (pictured) in on their exchange, which results in his wife pulling a surprised face

Netflix recently confirmed that it was interested in working with Prince Harry and Meghan after their bombshell announcement of leaving behind their royal duties. 

Following a sensational frenzy and intense negotiations, it was revealed the couple would be giving up their HRH titles to be known as Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex going forward.

This opened the door for the couple to potentially enter into lucrative contracts with entertainment companies, including popular streaming site Netflix.

Ted Sarandos, chief content officer of Netflix, said the company is ‘interested’ in a production with the Sussexes. 

‘Who wouldn’t be interested? Yes, sure,’ Sarandaos said at an event in Losa Angeles when asked about Harry and Meghan.  

Meghan has retained her team of Hollywood agents and publicists, as well as reportedly being in discussion about future projects. 

Prince Harry has signed on to complete a six-part series Apple TV+, which will be produced with Oprah Winfrey and focus on mental health.  

Fans point out Beyonce’s reaction to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle asking for voiceover work

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